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country. a newobama appoints special envoy to close guantanamo, a group of senior american doctors has decried the prison at the medical ethics freeze don't in the pages of new england journal of medicine. they're calling on military doctors to stop forcing dozens of hunger striking prisoners. we will speak with george annas who co-authored the letter. then as the g-8 meets in our land, the garden reveals u.s. and britain conducted extensive surveillance and foreign diplomats attending the 2009 g- 20 summit in london and even set up state internet cafÉs to spy on foreign delegates' computer use. we will speak with glenn greenwald >. >> there is this massive surveillance apparatus being constructed in the u.s. that already has extremely invasive capabilities to monitor and store the communications and other forms of behavior not just of tens of millions of americans, but hundreds of millions, probably billions of people around the globe. >> all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. just over a week after publicl
theme is economic growth, values, and the media. >> coming up, the latest on guantanamo bay, business news, and sports. a lot to look forward to. don't go away. >> welcome back. "i will" guantanamo bay" -- i will close guantanamo bay" -- that was one of president obama's elections campaign promises. >> but it is still open. dozens of enemy combatants being held in indefinite detention. >> this report shows the first impressions of the detention camp, that critics say operates outside of international law. >> journalists gather at guantanamo bay before daybreak for a rare chance to enter the facility. the tour has been carefully arranged. we are accompanied by soldiers. we are not allowed to film the faces of prison guards, nor are we allowed access to the prisoners. at 5:00, the call to prayer. the inmates pray in their cells. almost all of them are in solitary confinement. they are only allowed out on rare occasions. even then, they remain handcuffed and under close watch. of the 166 prisoners at guantanamo, more than 1/3 are on hunger strike. most of them are being force fed, accord
. >> while the president takes to the world stage to reaffirm his promise to close the prison at guantanamo bay, 104 of the 151 prisoners remain on hunger strike. 46 have been classified as indefinite detainees, five accused of orchestrating the 9/11 attacks. we'll look at the moral and economic costs of keeping gitmo open. that's ahead on "now." to stay a. while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of hear
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in better length. president chosen high powered washington lawyer to help close down guantanamo by in cuba. the lawyer was picked to reopen state department offers of guantanamo by closure. office was closed inian source say shown has extensive government experience. formeral announcements will be made tomorrow many believe sign ever president's pledge to renew efforts close don't president' is on. >> several people result in deco laps in southern maryland today. saint mary county sheriff office says unstable deck at home collapsed in hollywood around 3:30. social say deco lapsed eight feet to ground. two people-taken to hospital we toll their injuries are not life threatening. >> world hope advanced solar powered airplane was on display today in virgina. crowds gathered to see the solar impulse. it is first aircraft to fly both day and night powered only by the sun. airplane has wingspan jumbo yet but light small car. currently hole five world record including 26 hour nonstop flight. they came up with idea after he became first man to fly nonstop around the world. in hot air balloons. >>.
. chair. in may, the president declared a renewed intention to transfer detainees from guantanamo, quote, to the greatest extent possible, end quote. he also announced he was lifting his self-imposed suss suspension on the transfers of -- suspension on the transfers of detainees to yemen. it's dangerous for our troops fighting overseas. it's dangerous for our citizens living in the homeland. the amendment i'm offering prohibits the department of defense from transferring gitmo detainees to yemen for one year. in other words, this amendment simply puts into the law the president's previous judgment that transfers to yemen should be suspended. those listening to the debate today might be asking, why is this prohibition needed? for starters, the defense department should not transfer detainees to yemen because they represent some of the most dangerous terrorists known in the world. it's important to note that these individuals are still in gitmo because even the obama administration believes they're being legally held. the bush administration didn't feel comfortable transferring these terro
. two, as transferred to the united states naval station, guantanamo bay, cuba, by the department of defense after december 31, 2005. the chair: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. dent: i reserve a point of order on the gentleman. the chair: a point of order is reserved. the gentleman from virginia is recognized for five minutes. mr. moran: thank you, madam chairwoman. section 533 would pribt any funds being used for the transfer, release or assistance in the transferor release of any guantanamo guantanamo detainee housed in cuba on or after june of 2009. my amendment would change that date december 31, 2005. now in 2006, people who were truly the worst of the worst, those detainees were housed in c.i.a. black sites, were transferred to guantanamo. ow prior to 2006, guantanamo was populated with detainees who are simply not as deserving of indefinite detention as this latter group, in my view, is. 86% of the people of the first roup, prior to 2005 were arrested in exchange for a bounty. the vast majority never committed an act of violence a
's by the huge deployment of security forces. it's blowing across the country. >> we report from guantanamo bay prison of five men accused of the 9/11 attacks are due to appear in court. plus, the case of the missing manuscript. why thousands of ancient documents have been smuggled from mali. and could roger federer end his 2013 title drought? all the details coming up. >> the newly elected president has paid a visit of the shrine of ayatollah ham ni. he was greeted with cheers of superintendent porters. his visit seen as a symbolic gesture who showed his loyalty to the country in the revolution. meanwhile there's been celebrations in friday's victory. he asked the people to help their lives be better. there have been mixed reactions for the result. the united states says it's hopeful for a greater engagement. but israel is warning the to be cautious. >> so-called supreme lead ser the bun who determined the nuclear policy and not the president. the more pressure exerted on iran, the greater the chances to bring an end to iran's nuclear weapons program. 15 years ago, the election of another iran
. just who will be free in guantanamo prison. back on air for the time being. the greek broadcaster lands a repreeve while politicians argue. he is arrested for fraud months after he vowed to clean up local politics. >> they say they have a shared interest in stopping the violence in syria but can't agree on how to do it. the u.s. and russian presidents have been meeting in northern island at a summit of some of the world's richest countries. putin supports the syrian government and barack obama sports the rebels. >> in a series of photo opportunities staged for the cameras, they had all actually already arrived, british prime minister david cameron shook the hands of the six leaders who for the most part share his views on syria and then he greeted the man who doesn't, russian president vladimir putin. by the u.n.'s latest conservative estimate and the figures only go up until the end of april, 93,000 people have now died in syria in the last year alone, an average of 166 people have died every single day. neighboring countries now shelter over 1.6 million refugees. given this carnage an
president obama to name a high-powered d.c. attorney to shut down guantanamo bay. nbc news has learned that clifford stone will be named to the position. he will head guantanamo closure. it follows his renewed pledge to close the prison. 166 prisoners suspected of terrorism are being held at guantanamo. >>> we're following a developing story in syria. state tv reports several explosions on the western edge of damascus. it's the same neighborhood that houses several embassies. look at this video online. it appears to show rebels attacking syrian troops in another part of the capital. nbc news can not verify the authenticity of this video. the group claims it was targeting forces. >>> turkish union workers are holding a one-day strike over the forced eviction of protesters from the park. riot police fired water canons and tear gas on the demonstrators. a protest against plans to redevelop the park has spread to a broader discontent with the prime minister of turkey. >>> there's a new showdown between north korea and the u.s. over peace talks. north korea proposed they could sit down with
largest facility in iraq for one year. i am kind of taken what we call guantanamo an eyesore because i have been there and i think the prisoners are treatedguantanamo. we spent millions of dollars completing a court room down there. we have not completed any trials. as far as hunger strikes, we're dealing with that in a humane fashion as well. it is a safe place. i do not think there are many people in cuba that are trying to free the people that are held at guantanamo, where as when we were in iraq, that may be the case. additionally, it was mentioned that we lock up some of our most hardened criminals. trying to free those people either to release them back to our society. but that threat would exist here as we have seen with the violence that has taken place from our data within our country still, or those affiliated with it. i think it is the most humane option that we have. i think we are conducting it very well. and transferring people here to greater risk. i yield back. >> the gentleman yields back. any further discussion on this amendment? mr. chairman,, the gentlelad
guantanamo as well. there is nothing magic about the military being in charge. there's nothing that makes those military-controlled proceedings immune from terrorism suspects acting wacko in court. they do it in federal criminal court too. they do it in court-martials. they do it in hoopedy tribunals that we hold in cuba. and it never matters. so why is congress so afraid of one type of those proceedings but not the others? the house again just passed a bill that ledge slaits that no prisoner at guantanamo can ever be tried anywhere been guantanamo. they cannot be transferred anywhere or tried anywhere else. they have to be there, permanently. why? because afraid. why less afraid of having them there than anywhere else? who knows? but it is five straight years now that congress has done this. today president obama named one of the two special envoys he says he will appoint to try to figure out a way to close guantanamo and send the prisoners elsewhere. this weekend the chief prosecutor there said almost nobody's still at guantanamo is even eligible for the kind of military tribunal that t
operatives held in guantanamo bay and the white house has not commented but john kerry is expected to meet with them during a trip to the middle east. >>> and a hunger strike at guantanamo bay, they are being force fed and finestein has written senator chuck hagel to say force feeding conflicts with international standard. four of them are being fed in what they call dangerous weight loss. >>> and they are weighing in on drones now that the fbi has admitted using them in the u.s., finestein said they must be regulated. >> i think the greatest threat to the privacy of the americans is the drones and the use of the drone. >> his agency has only used drones in a very, very minute wall way and very seldom. the senator is questioning what attorney eric holder has on this and he is holding back information on the use of drones. the an immigration reform bill, they say they are getting closer to a bipartisan agreement and it would grant legal status to illegal people living in the u.s. and they would double the number of border agents dashboarder acts. >> -- border agents. >>> there are 14 cases
individual obtained at united states naval air station, guantanamo bay, cuba. the chair: the gentleman from virginia. mr. moran: now i know i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: -- the chair: the clerk will report the amendment after the gentleman sends his amendment to the desk. mr. moran: i understand there is an amendment at the desk. well, i guess now there is. the chair: there is an amendment at the desk and the clerk will report it. the clerk: amendment offered by mr. moran of virginia. strike section 413. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. moran: thank you, mr. chairman. i'll try not to take the full five minutes because i know we want to finish this up as soon as possible. i already said how much i like the chairman and ranking member , but, mr. chairman, section 413 prohibits any funds, no matter how small they might be, to renovate or expand any facility in the u.s. for the purposes of housing guantanamo detainees. the fact is that the department of justice does have six facilities where guantanamo bay
of guantanamo. madam chancellor the nobel prize winner, obama is waging drone war also via germany and is he allowed to do that according to german law? >> bill: absurd question. the u.s.a. launches drones. no other nation is involved. that dopey reporter may be objecting to shared intelligence but when her family gets blown up by jihadists, believe me, her attitude would be different. it's clear that clear thinking americans that the u.s.a. is continuing to wage aggressive war against terrorism and that strategy is a good one. it has saved thousands of lives. you will never convince the far left loons of that. >> do you think barack obama should be put on trial for war crimes? >> absolutely. every president in this century should be put on trial. every one of them. >> for war crimes. >> for war crimes, absolutely. >> in the hague? >> absolutely. every one of them goes into office, an office dripping with blood and then adds to it and, yes, i think that these are war crimes. i think they are acts of terror. >> bill: i wonder what barack obama thinks about his old pal bill ayers now? the ques
of hunger strike in prisoners at guantanamo. lawyers say at least 130 of the 166 remaining prisoners at guantanamo are refusing even protest of their indefinite imprisonment. 43 prisoners are being force fed through tubes four months after the strike began. in a letter to the pentagon, senator feinstein, the chair of the senate intelligence committee, said -- feinstein is one of the most senior u.s. lawmakers to oppose force feeding at guantanamo. during his speech wednesday in berlin, president obama highlighted his pledge to seek guantanamo's closure. >> even as to remain vigilant about the threat of terrorism, we must move beyond the mindset of potential [indiscernible] in america, that means redoubling our efforts to close the prisons at guantanamo. a >> new figures show the immigration bill up for debate in the senate would cut federal deficits by nearly $200 billion over the next decade. the congressional budget office said the financial gains of adding millions of new taxpayers to the rolls would far outweigh any potential costs in paying out health-care and welfare benefits,
the prison at guantanamo. >> it was a good applause line in germany. president obama's call to close guantanamo drew some of the loudest applause. at the prison camp there is no indication that any closure will happen any time soon. pretrial hearings happened today. joining me now by phone from guantanamo where they have been following all of these hearings, carol rosenberg and joe chirillo is a former fdny firefighter. he was all about buried in the collapse of the twin towers and survived and is attending the hearing today at the invitation of the prosecution. first to you, carol. what is happening today? do we have khalid shake muhammad wearing the cammy gear and what to many are offensive battle gf arb? >> reporter: yes, andrea. he and his four fellow accusers back in court today. they voluntarily skipped court today and he showed up in what i would call his uniform. the attire of a hunting uniform, woodland camo pattern that the judge has allowed him to wear with a white turban. he has the same burnt orange dyed beard. these are strictly legal motions. it's not about the 9/11 at
page. >> president obama says he's renewing his effort to close guantanamo bay. how about closing the irs office? why don't we do that? how about shipping the irs to guantanamo bay? yes, that's how you do it. >> plenty of jokes for late night comedians. this is jay leno. today, members of the tea party and conserve tiff groups testified to congress about how they were mistreated by the irs. nbc bay area steve handles man joins us in washington, d.c. this morning where we learn about a new report confirming excessive spending at the irs conferences >> reporter: maybe the suspect of the next round of leno jokes, not a lot funny about the irs scandal. as it has expanded up on capitol hill before today all we heard was senior irs officials denying niz personal wrongdoing. today a lot different. conservatives saying they were wronged by the irs and saying they take it personally. who did the irs target at the ways and means committee today becky garrison said her and the tea party group she started the plam. >> i'm a born free american woman, wife mother an citizen and i'm telling my g
guantanamo bay resinous. 56 -- wonton him obey prisoners former guantanamo bayobe prisoners. , the conflict began over the goofhouthi -- the government turned over the remains earlier this year in a gesture of reconciliation. >> he said no to injustices. he buried terrapin he said his feet. he fell as a marcher. we have come to tell him he is not dead, but above our heads and in our hearts and our eyes. >> a u.s. military judge has accepted an american soldier's guilty plea in the mass killing of afghan civilians. staff sergeant robert bales murdered 16 people, mostly women and children, in kandahar province last year. we have this report from the hearing in washington state. >> sergeant robert bales showed no apparent emotion as he appeared -- admitted to the late-night rampage through two afghan villages. when the judge asked why he killed 16 civilians, bales hesitated for a moment, then replied, "i have asked myself that question a million times since then. there is not a good reason in this world for doing the horrible things i did." on march 11, 2012, bales, who was on his fourth comba
america." still to come, a decade after guantanamo bay opened, what is america going to do with hundred 66 -- 166 detainees being held there? now the latest on the flooding in central europe. at least 13 are known to have died in the floods with tens of thousands evacuated. steve evans has more on these plots, the worst in decades. worst in decades. >> the floods cover a wide area. north of germany. sheep and a headshot were carried to safety as the waters threaten to their enclosures. broke.r, to dams some walked. at some weighed. streets turn into canals. in the historic city of dresden, there has been a heroic community effort to fill sandbags. in area towns, there are similar community efforts. human chains to form barriers. this new house was threatened but people came to protect it. further south in the czech republic and austria, the waters are receding. but new problems emerge as the waters fall. many did not have insurance because companies were loath to cover property in areas prone to flooding. >> you can't get insurance. you can't insure your home in a floodplain. recriminati
at guantanamo bay. cliff sloan, also a top confidante of secretary of state john kerry, will be named a new diplomatic envoy. >>> reports this morning, a former top irs official admitted early involvement in reviewing as many as 30 applications for tax-exempt status. some of those requests went more than a year without action. however, she provided no evidence that senior agency officials ordered agents to target certain groups. >>> and the chinese dissident who fled to the american embassy in beijing last year and provoked a diplomatic crisis now says new york university is kicking him out. ching gaung chen says he's being forced out over concerns his activism is harming the university's relationship with china. >>> jay-z is teaming up with samsung in a deal that will give away 1 million copies of his 12th and latest album "magna carta holy grail." he announced the freebie during a three-minute commercial that aired during left night's game five nba finals. but the promo is good only for owners of galaxy mobile phones. >>> focusing on the bottom line now, martha stewart's company is in the
of the guantanamo detention facility. will he be able to succeed where others have failed? you are watching "inside story" from washington. the continuing hunger strike by over 100 prisoners at guantanamo
to a third. he spoke at another event about the closing of guantanamo prison. >> it continues to be my policy i want to close guantanamo. it has been more difficult than i hoped because i resistance from congress on this and on some issues i need congressional authorization. >> eric: a source says during the upcoming speech he will renew his call to ratify a nuclear test ban treaty. >> kristen: are you keeping it cool for us? >> no, not so much it's going to warm up today. we are looking towards the end of the week, first day of summer on friday. we are going to be seeing warmer temperatures today. we take a look at live doppler 7-hd. areas of patchy clouds and some parts of the coast will experience light drizzle. a trough of low pressure that is coming in from the pacific northwest that is going to bring in the coastal fog and low cloud area. in the middle of day, this morning you'll be waking up to the cooler temperatures inland. 56 at the bay and 48 along the coast but by noon, those clouds will burn off. 73 degrees will be the high inland and start to warm up to 78 degrees by 4:00 p.m. t
, will testify. >>> the house vote is to keep the u.s. detention center in cuba at guantanamo bay open until further notice. the measure of the current law which bars the use of tax money to build or renovate facilities in the united states to hold suspected terrorists and other prisoners from guantanamo bay. yesterday's vote was split along party lines. >>> the former executive director of the public employee relations board is going public with what he calls discriminatory practices. andre harris resigned last month. harris says that the board members don weserman and ann hoffman ordered him to stop hiring people suspected of having conservative political affiliations. then told him to stop hiring white workers. in response mayor gray's office issued a statement saying they are urging a review of harris' allegations. >>> we're taking a live look now at the white house. president obama is welcoming super bowl champions, the baltimore ravens. as many of you remember the ravens beat the san francisco 49ers in the super bowl. derek mcginty and kristin brisette are at the event. at 5:00 p.m., w
for trying guantanamo bay prisoners in military tribunals. guantanamo's top military prosecutor says up to 20 prisoners will face tribunals, down from a previous estimate of 36. the move came in response to recent appeals court decision that rejected the prosecution of material support allegations retroactively. the number of 20 prosecutions means just 3% of all guantanamo bay prisoners to date will ever stand trial. in a statement, the legal charity reprieve said -- more than half of guantanamo's remaining prisoners have been cleared for release and over 100 are on a hunger strike. at least 17 people living killed in afghanistan in a suicide attack outside the country's top court. the bomber hit a bus full of afghan supreme court employees. dozens were wounded. the attack comes as the u.n. has disclosed afghan civilian deaths are again on the rise. last year marked the first time in six years that killings of afghan civilians declined. but on tuesday, u.n. envoy jan kubis said killings have jumped 24%, with over 3000 killed in the first half of 2013. unfortunately,te too to the increased ope
an american hostage for five of its operatives from guantanamo bay. we will have a look at the army sergeant who has been held captive for four years. >> he is believed to be army sergeant bowberg dale of idaho. u.s. officials believe he is being held in pakistan but in exchange, they want them to free five senior operatives from guantanamo bay. it is top begin peace talks but they carried on an attack in afghanistan tuesday night. and president barack obama and officials were leaving him out and i reached out when he even entertainped the 0 offer and now i am hearing john kerry could be get inn involved. >>> -- involved -- getting involved. >>> president barack obama is back after a very busy trip to europe. first family arrived in europe this morning. misses obama and daughter mall lee lunched with you tube. >>> and they are getting a pay raise, they are trying to restore, some past pay by the year 2000. it is almost a pay raise of $5,000 which their salary will go to 9 5,000 a year. >>> and an awkward movement with the state's paroles. >> there was talk after we trained all the presidenti
the detention facility in guantanamo bay, cuba. i have been to guantanamo i don't know how many of my colleagues have been there, but i have been to guantanamo. and guantanamo is a significant drain on the department of defense's resources. there are other reasons which i will speak of, but the numbers speak for themselves. it cost us $1.6 million per detainee. that's versus $34,000 for federal prisoners. $1.6 million per detainee. 247 million authorized in this bill to replace temporary facilities at guantanamo. overall, $264 million a year to keep this facility operational for 1166 people. for every dollar spent on a detainee, we spend one less dollar on our troops in the field. a tame of great fiscal unsrnt, it is astounding that this facility stays open. guatemala -- guantanamo costs all not only in economic might but law might. we are a nation of laws. it is our continued adherence of our founders vision of lawful society that allows us to lead the world in confronting threats to peace and stability. i urge all of my colleagues to think about the damage guantanamo's continued operation caus
department's special envoy for closing down the prison at guantanamo. but the house has now voted overwhelmingly to once again block the president from closing gitmo. joining me now by phone from guantanamo bay is the most veteran of all guantanamo reporte reporters, the "miami herald's" carol rosenberg. carol, are the detainees still on hunger strike, still in isolation, and will it make any difference now that cliff sloan has been appointed? >> yes, andrea, there's still 104 of the 166 detainees on hunger strike as of this morning. navy troops are tube feeding, or as the president calls it, force feeding 44 of the hunger striking detainees. they've been on strike for about four months and first thing we learned today at the hearing with khalid shaikh mohammed is that the 9/11 accused are not on a hunger strike. they look fit. they look like they're eating and in fact we're in a lunch recess where they've been given an opportunity to pray and have lunch. as for clifford sloan, i have to tell you, it was a bit of a surprise. people down here didn't immediately recognize his name a
, work, violence against women. >> guantanamo prisoner says the obama administration has become increasingly brutal in its attempts to break a hunger strike by more than 100 of guantanamo's 166 prisoners. shaker aamer, a british resident who is been cleared for release from guantanamo twice in the past six years, told the head of the legal charity reprieve the prison authorities are making cells present load -- freezing cold and employing metal tipped feeding tubes that cause prisoners to vomit during twice daily force feedings. in an interview, he said one prisoner had a tube pushed into his lungs instead of his stomach, causing them to cough blood. shaker aamer said -- more than 11 years without trial inside guantanamo. in the united states, what marker -- walmart workers who went on strike to demand better pay and union rights say the company is now retaliating against them 35 workers were reportedly fired and 11 subjected to other disciplinary measures after striking and traveling to the company's headquarters in arkansas and earlier this month. at least one of the workers w
at guantanamo bay. >>> plus, a pretrial hearing gets underway at gitmo for the alleged mastermind of 9/11. we'll tell you about the secret papers his lawyers say they want to see as they prepare his defense. vo: traveling you definitely end up meeting a lot more people but a friend under water is something completely different. i met a turtle friend today so, you don't get that very often. it seemed like it was more than happy to have us in his home. so beautiful. avo: more travel. more options. more personal. whatever you're looking for expedia has more ways to help you find yours. jon: former vice president dick cheney was a key player behind the expansion of government surveillance programs after 9/11. now he's sounding off about nsa leaker edward snowden telling fox news sunday that snowden's disclosures have done tremendous harm to national security. >> i think he's a traitor. i think he has committed crimes in effect by violating agreements given the position he had. he was a contractor employee, but he obviously had been granted top secret clearance. and i think it's one of the worst o
guantanamo bay, also budget cuts. a look at several amendments that the committee considered dealing with sexual assault in the armed forces. this portion is 55 minutes. >> thank you mr. chairman. the military personnel subcommittee report before each member is the product of an open bipartisan process, with an extraordinary emphasis from susan davis of california. this provides veterans and families to care and support they need, deserve, and earned. this year's proposal includes reforms in which way the department of defense must address sexual assaults and provide significant support, especially in the form of dedicated legal assistance and protection. would -- n, the mark cut the gentleman will suspend. >> do we have a copy? we do not have a copy. >> it should be there. >> he is giving his opening statement. the mark should be on your desk. >> i see it now, thank you, mr. chairman. >> this is not an amendment. this is a mark. >> thank you mr. chairman. i hope everyone has their copy. proceeding, we still support the services requested in strength with ensuring the army and marine
will have more after the headlines. hunger striking prisoners at guantanamo bay have written an open letter asking military doctors to stop contributing to what they call abusive conditions. the letter calls out the doctors taking part in force feeding and pleads for independent medical professionals in their place. it signed by 13 prisoners, the letter says -- more than 100 of guantanamo's's 166 prisoners are taking part in the strike. at least 36 are being force fed through tubes. the death toll from friday's tornado in central oklahoma stands at 13, including four children. three people were killed in neighboring missouri. the storm triggered massive flooding areas around oklahoma city. it came 11 days after an ef5 category twister left 24 people dead in a nearby suburb. oklahoma governor mary fallin toured the damage on sunday. >> we will recover. we need people to spring to action just like it did a couple of weeks ago in moore, oklahoma. with all the different charities, neighbors helping neighbors, everyone has performed to the very best of their ability and i am extremely strong of
be to introduce legislation banning president obama from closing the prison in guantanamo. the republicans ban is folded into the bill funding the whole defense department that includes hundreds of millions of dollars to keep guantanamo going and to shore it up for years to come. the huge funding bill for the pentagon gets a vote this week and the republicans will make the president veto all funding for the entire u.s. military if he wants to try to close guantanamo. there is a lot going on in the world right now. turkey is now swaying under straight days of increasingly massive protests against what previously seemed to be a stable government. mostly young people, but all kinds of people calling the government authoritarian and anti-democratic and taking to the streets in protest. the war in syria is the syria i on-going war in syria, with complex international dynamics and politics surrounding that conflict, encompassing russia, the eu, israel, lebanon, jordan, iraq, turkey as well. there's a war on in afghanistan with two u.s. soldiers, a policeman, nine kids killed in the eastern part of t
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